Friday, 21 November 2014

FASHION: Havaianas #SambaInTheRain

Everyone knows Havaianas for their flip flops and the summer but did you know that they did wellies as well? Perfect for this time of year especially for me as I was the one who had to take Molly for a walk this morning since everyone else was out. We walk Molly in the field next door which is now just mud so obviously it was the perfect time to get my new Wellies out! I am so lazy - I just threw them on, with my Onepiece onesie and a coat haha.
They are running a new campaign to get people out enjoying the winter instead of staying in! Basically you upload a photo on Instagram of you embracing winter in the most Havaianas way tagging #sambaintherain for a chance to win a pair of Havaianas rain boots for yourself!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

FASHION: New Look Style

This post has seriously been a long time coming but it was such bad timing and I have taken forever which is unusual for me! I got sent it the week I had a cold, then the next week Andrew caught it so he couldn't take my photos and then he was ill for nearly a month so I've decided to show the clothes without us in them this time although I am going to try to get some proper photos when everything is back to normal!

I picked out these blue jeans which is a first for me, I wear jeans so often but they are always black so when I thought I might try to push myself with a blue pair from New Look! They are a lovely shade and are acid washed. They are super stretchy and comfy and I love them! Finally a pair of blue jeans that I like! I also picked out this maroon peplum (Similar Here) top as they are so easy to put on and look great in - I love peplum shapes. Then when I saw the burger clutch, I couldn't resist - They now have loads of them in all sorts of foods like milkshakes (£12.99) and doughnuts (£12.99). This is a perfect kind of date night look for me and the peplum means I could eat a salad if I liked or I could eat a cheese burger and knowone would know any different - Its a great shape for hiding bloating!
 
And they also asked me to pick something for Andrew which was lovely! I didn't even know that New Look had a menswear section?! I loved the simple print on this plain white tee (Only £9.99) and I picked a pair of grey chinos (£19.99) to wear it with!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

LIFESTYLE: Break Up Songs With Music Magpie

Music Magpie sent me this info graphic I thought it was super interesting! Although I have been with Andrew for 5 years now, I have seen alot of  friends relationships end and I know when I'm upset the first thing I do is grab my ipod, turn up the most emo thing I can find and get into bed so I'm going to match a song with each stage!

I hope I don't depress you guys with this but all the music is genuinely what I love listening to on a day to day basis and I had so much fun going through it all and picking the right ones!

Shock - One Last Kiss - Madina Lake
"She walked away and I could hardly breathe, I turned around and fell down to my knees" Poor Guy - I used to have a little crush on him haha

Denial - Blink 182 - Down
"This cant be the end"  Blink are my No#1 favourite band ever and I really wanted to include them here but it was hard work - most of their songs are happy and stupid.

Isolation - Bullet For My Valentine - All These Things I Hate
"Run away try to find that safe place you can hide, It's the best place to be when you're feeling like, me" one of my first favourites when I got into heavier music!

Bargaining - Somewhere In Between - Hawthorne Heights 
"I need you more right now than I ever did" Hawthorne Heights <3 <3

Depressed - So Sick
 I have loved this song like crazy forever. its a little guilty pleasure of mine!

Acceptance - Bowling For Soup - Emily 
"I sure am glad that you didn't want me anymore"
I loved BFS when I was younger and then so did my dad so our whole family listen to them in the car haha.

Moving on - Ain it fun - Paramore 
With lines like "Ain't it fun living in the real world, Ain't it good being all alone" I love Paramore.

What Are Your Favourite Break Up Songs?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

LIFESTYLE: Share A Smile

A couple weeks ago, Oasis Dental Care contacted me about their Share A Smile campaign - The idea is to get everyone thinking about others and making them smile, which is a lovely idea! They gave me some money and left it up to me to make someone smile anyway I fancied - and of course I knew exactly who I would like to do something nice for, I just had to think of something!

Andrew is my boyfriend of 5 years (As I'm sure you all know by now) and he is the best! He treats me so well and is always looking for places to go out and lovely things for us to do together and all sorts of little treats! So I wanted to treat him to something nice. I know he has been after a new pair of smart shoes for a while, his last pair are all old and battered and he never spends any money on himself so it was a perfect opportunity for me to get them as a surprise for him. 

Thankfully, he loves them and it looks like Molly did too haha now I just need to plan a nice night for us that he can wear them for!

Huge thanks for Oasis Dental Care for the opportunity to treat someone I love!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

LIFESTYLE: Luxury Hot Chocolate From Whittard

I start to use lots of products when it gets cold that I dont really think about when its not - Like bath bombs from Lush, I used their shower gels all summer but wait until it gets cold before I start having a long relaxing soak. Its the same with this next product - I wouldn't think of drinking hot chocolate though the summer but as soon as it get cold its all I want!

I was sent this lovely luxury hamper of products from Whittard a few weeks ago! I received three different hot chocolate powders, one plain, one orange and one chili (Excited to try that one!) plus a huge tub of marshmallows (which as well as on my hot chocolate I have been munching though in from of the TV oops) plus two boxes of yummy treats to eat with my drinks - Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels and Milk Chocolate Caramel Coated Marshmallows which were amazing. As well as all tasting great, what I really loved about them was the packaging of each product, it is very muted and classic looking! This makes them perfect as christmas gifts!

Al I needed really was a can of whipped cream which I will be going out to get next week mmm. Since I didnt have any I just topped it off with the amazing little sugar coated, pastel marshmallows, which are the perfect size for hot chocolate, they all just melted into a layer of marshmallowy goodness and once I'd eaten that, I put more on and started again haha.

If your a hot chocolate lover then Whittard is the place for with so many different flavored hot chocolates, next on my list is the caramel and white hot chocolates.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

LIFESTYLE: Vonage Calling Plan


Vonage recently got in touch to see if I would like to trial one of their calling plans! Most of the time we all use our mobiles and since we moved house last year I don't even know what our new home number is, that's how much I've used the home phone but with alot of family things happening at the moment its meant we have had to call forwards and backwards to relatives in Canada almost every day so its been great timing for us. The plan which would usually cost £15 per month included Unlimited UK and Ireland landline calls and unlimited calls to US, China, Hong Kong, Singapore & Canada, perfect!

Vonage works by making and receiving calls though the internet rather than a phone network. If your at home it will just go through your broadband or if your mobile (as long as its an up to dateish smart phone) you just download the app and it works though the wifi or mobile data which in turn will save you loads on international calls. The best thing is that it connects to actual phones so there's none of that silly shouting through your laptop microphone stuff. The box comes with as easy instructions leaflet (not that we needed that with my computer crazy brother around to plug it all in, it was pretty simple though) so once we were all set up you just dial the number like usual and we were connected up! We didn't have any problems with connection which is always good news especially as it was something we were a little worried about.

Vonage is a great idea and definitely saved us a lot of money when it was important to talk to our family! They have loads of different plans so I'm sure there will be one for every situation!

Do You Call Abroad Often?
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LIFESTYLE: Five Guys, Harlow

I was super excited when I heard a new Five Guys was opening up in my little local shopping town, every time my mum and I walked past the sign we would chat about the photos I'd seen on instagram (You guys like this place, and now I know why) and that Andrew had been and told me all about it and since neither of us had tried it before we agreed to go as soon as it opened! So what a lovely surprise I got an email from them asking if I would like to go and review the brand new store?! Of course I brought my mum come along to try it out!

I thought it was a sit down restaurant but you go up to the counter and order the same as you would for a normal fast food burger - but I kid you not - this is not a normal English fast food burger. We were very confused but the lovely staff talked us though the process - we wanted burgers, (they do hot dogs and sandwiches as well) so first you pick if you want a plain, cheese, bacon or bacon and cheese, then if you want one patty or two (we went for two each, obvs) then there are so many different topping and sauces that you order at the till. We ordered a small chips each which neither of us ended up finishing - they were huge, you get so many in one portion! Next up my mum asked for a diet coke and I went for a bottle of water. The woman looked at us like we were crazy and asked if we knew about the coke machine, she gave us what we asked for plus some extra cups and told us we haaave to try it! 

She was right haha its the coolest thing I have ever seen! I never drink fizzy drinks which is why I ordered a water in the first place but this machine is my new favourite thing haha. You pick, say a coke, fine, click on the touch screen, then the next screen asks if you want raspberry, vanilla, orange, cherry the options go on and on! I opted for a strawberry sprite which was so good and pink. I had to go back and try a different one so I went for a grape fanta the second time round, doesnt grape soda just sounds so American?!

We took out food and exciting new drinks upstairs and emptied it all out on to a serviette, opened up the huge foil wrapped burgers and got started! The buns were super yummy, soft and seeded and the two thick, juicy patties inside were dripping with melted cheese. I added grilled onions, tomatoes, lettuce and ketchup to mine and it was such a good burger and the chips were just as good with their skin on, mmm.

 We will 100% be going back to our new local Five Guys whenever we can and ordering the exact same thing - We loved it!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

FASHION: Knitwear Wants

Ok so now its really getting cold and its a time of year that I find reaally hard to dress for. Basically I dont care what it looks like as long as I'm warm and usually that means thick knitted jumpers. So its probably about time that I get myself some nice ones so I don't have to think about it - just out of bed, jumper, jeans and I'm ready to go.

1 - Esprit - £29.99 
Love the V neck on this one and lots of room for more layers underneath and its a little bit glittery!

2 - Boohoo - £15.00 
Perfect thick knit, Great price and It comes in 13 colours - I want them all.

3 - Topshop - £42.00 
I love velvet and I love the design. This is so nice.

4 - ASDA - £14.00 
How cute is this for a christmas jumper! Not tacky at all - I love Christmas jumpers.

5 - Matalan - £10.00
Isn't this the coolest jumper ever, from matalan would you believe and only £10?!

6 - New Look - £28.00 
I love anything black and white, I love the huge contrast between the two!

7 - Jane Norman - £35
Ahh finally I've found a longer one. I love to wear things like this as a dress with long boots!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

LIFESTYLE: Lush Sparkler Bath Bomb

Since its getting so cold now, I love to have a nice hot bath at Andrews whenever I get the chance! Last weekend I took my Sparkler Bath Bomb over to use.  Good timing since there were fireworks going off all night!

The bath bomb itself if a long, yellow, log shape and at first I wasn't too excited about this one as it looked a bit plain on the outfits but since mine was broken in half I could see the secret golden line running though the middle which was very exciting!

As I dropped in into the bath the golden glitter started shooting out of each end pushing it each half spinning around the bath. It smelt very similar to the Rose Jam shower gel and starts off very yellow and orange and quite creamy but once you mix it together you get a golden bath with lots of glitter which I loved!

Have You Used Lush's Sparkler?


Sunday, 9 November 2014

LIFESTYLE: Red Velvet Baking With Betty Crocker

I love to bake! Most girls my age do but as you might have seen before on my blog, I'm not the best at it so when Betty Crocker got in touch as asked if I wanted to try out some of their cake mixes, I obviously jumped at the chance, not sure I would have known how to make a Red Velvet mix by myself haha. With Betty Crockers easy ready made mixes, all I had to do was add in the eggs, water and oil, do some mixing and some putting together and ta dahh - I finish up with a red velvet cake. I did still manage to burn the sides after having to use two different sized cake tins and thinking that they would cook at the same rate - my bad haha but I cut them off so know one would never have known and it makes it look more homemade anyway! Plus the whole cake had been eaten in two days so I cant have done that bad of a job! I have two more mixes to try out so hopefully I wont burn those as well - I'll keep you updated!